Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

The Original Introduction to the confession published 1677.

Christians of the Baptist tradition have subscribed to the Second London Baptist Confession for over three centuries. It has been widely received as the subordinate standard for Reformed Baptists across the world, representing an accurate summary of the Bible’s teaching on the key doctrines of the Christian faith and practice.

On the use of Confessions of Faith read Why should we use a Confession of Faith?

Provided below is the Second London Baptist Confession with the original scripture proofs given by the authors of the confession.

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures
Chapter 2: Of God and of the Holy Trinity
Chapter 3: Of God’s Decree
Chapter 4: Of Creation
Chapter 5: Of Divine Providence
Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, Of Sin, And of the Punishment Thereof
Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant
Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator
Chapter 9: Of Free Will
Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling
Chapter 11: Of Justification
Chapter 12: Of Adoption
Chapter 13: Of Sanctification
Chapter 14: Of Saving Faith
Chapter 15: Of Repentance Unto Life and Salvation
Chapter 16: Of Good Works
Chapter 17: Of The Perseverance of the Saints
Chapter 18: Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
Chapter 19: Of the Law of God
Chapter 20: Of the Gospel, and of the Extent of the Grace Thereof
Chapter 21: Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience
Chapter 22: Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day
Chapter 23: Of Lawful Oaths and Vows
Chapter 24: Of the Civil Magistrate
Chapter 25: Of Marriage
Chapter 26: Of the Church
Chapter 27: Of the Communion of Saints
Chapter 28: Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Chapter 29: Of Baptism
Chapter 30: Of the Lord’s Supper
Chapter 31: Of the State of Man after Death and Of the Resurrection of the Dead
Chapter 32: Of the Last Judgment